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« on: January 10, 2004, 06:41:13 pm »
Before you read this, I will just say that I claim absolutely no credit for figuring out how to extract the .cbf files.
I read through tintin's tutorial on how to extract the demo .cbf files, then I applied what uplink said about extracting the retail files,
and I wrote a tutorial on how to do it. Enjoy!


I am using UltraEdit v10.00 for my hex editing, and v1.30 of Vietcong.

Notes:
Do not bother with creating a file in your temp directory.
You can only extract one .cbf file at a time.
You do *not* need the file disk01.cbf.

If you are trying to extract every .cbf file, the order to do it in is (I think!) vietcong_eu_01.cbf,
 vietcong_eu_02.cbf, vietcong_eu_dub.cbf, vietcong_eu_gsp.cbf, vietcong_eu_xtl.cbf, vietcong_101.cbf,
 vietcong_120.cbf(May not be there), vietcong_130.cbf.

Make a new installation of Vietcong. To keep your old copy, first rename your old vietcong folder to something else
(example: eoawjf). Then stick in the Vietcong CD#1, and click on 'uninstall' in the autorun. Uninstall the game,
 it will say its been uninstalled but it actually hasn't. Now you can run the autorun again, and install a new copy of Vietcong.

Patch your new install to v1.6

Create a new folder off your drive (ie: C:\bleh, not C:\moo\bleh).

Copy the files setup.exe, setup.bin and setup.cbf to the new folder.

Browse to your new installation of Vietcong, and copy the .cbf file that you want extracted to the other folder.

Open up the hex editor. Open up the setup.bin file. Goto Search > Find.
 In the dialog box that comes up, type in 'disk' into the first text box, and check the 'Find ASCII' box.
Click 'Find Next'. Then hit F3 3 times, on the right it should have the word 'disk' highlighted. Before the word disk,
there should be two sets of %s%02d (%s%02d..%s%02d.%s...disk...cbf.Arial). Make sure you have Read Only off (Search > Read Only).
Find the first %s%02d on the right. Select the first % sign. Now on the left, there should be a '25' highlighted. Start replacing
them with 00's. you should end up with '........%s%02d.%s...disk...cbf.Arial'. Save the file and close UltraEdit.

Browse to your Temp folder (Win2k/XP users: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp
(Local Settings folder might be hidden)). Empty your Temp folder of everything. This is not vital. When extracting the .cbf's,
it copies everything from your Temp folder into your Vietcong folder, so it just stops your Vietcong folder from getting cluttered up.

Now you are ready to start extracting!

Browse to the folder you created earlier, and run 'setup.exe'.
When you run setup.exe, it might only give you the options to 'Play' or 'Uninstall'.
If this is the case, go back to step 1, to trick it into thinking you want to install a new copy (don't actually install it!).
Click on 'Install', and go through the options, *deselecting* 'Install icons to desktop/start menu', and 'Install Gamespy'.
The game will say it is ready to install. Click next. Immediately, it will give you quite a few weird errors like '~WMP.TMP'.
Click cancel to them all. After about 5 of these, it will start to extract the .cbf file. After a while,
it will give you a few more of the wierd errors. It will then stop extracting, and say
'The following error occured during installation:' (no error is given). Hit ctrl+alt+del, bring up the task manager,
and end the program through that. Do NOT just click cancel, because it will delete all the extracted files.

And it's extracted! Browse to your Vietcong folder (wherever you chose to install to),
and you have one fully extracted .cbf file  Repeat these steps for other .cbf files.


Enjoy 
« Last Edit: July 10, 2008, 07:45:37 am by [TKC] Jahovus »

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004, 12:08:36 am »
i think i did everything correct, bot it gives me this :S


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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2004, 12:25:55 am »
did you rename the cbf to disk01 ???

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2004, 12:48:57 am »
no bot i will thanks

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2004, 12:58:03 am »
damn it still asks the disk1 :S  (renamed it to disk01.cbf didnt work, and tryed just disk01, still nofting...)
i have tester everything, it wont work :S
i think i have changed the setup.bin wrong :S
i had little trouble with  that to..
renamed all %'s 25's to 00's on theas two sets..
here is an pic..
can u upload setup.bin  (edited one)


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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2004, 01:55:28 am »
message me ur msn or icq and i will send it to you

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2004, 03:36:35 pm »
something very messi!!!
if i use right edited setup.bin it gives some fatal error. -cannot load installer data file not found- sysdet.tga
not if i got that file from my other vietcong (its in ../vietcong/dev/editor/sysdet.tga
bot now i poutted that file in bleh folder, now it gives this: cannot load installer datafile (sysdet.tga
bot with original setup.bin it installs the cbf file (i renamed it to disk01.cbf)
it installs to 50% and then askes for cd2...
bot ther where i commanded it to install it wont extract the cbf there :S
wtf!
temp is emty to.
maybe its caus this that i got xp pro Service Pack 2.
 :?  :?  :shock:  :(

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2004, 05:05:12 pm »
maybe, because service pack 2 suposedly sucks major ass, lots of people computers are fucking up because of it

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2004, 05:20:35 pm »
oh well :(
bot is there other ways to extract??

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2004, 05:33:49 pm »
ok now i used tkc patcher, and patched setup.bin, now it shuld be ok, bot now it is just asking for cd1..
bot i renemed the cbf to that what it was needed..
andy advise?

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2004, 06:13:39 pm »
You are talking about the Retail, and now about the demo right ?
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2004, 07:28:26 pm »
no im only talking of retail :P

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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2004, 08:34:43 pm »
lol i ment NOT about the demo lol  :P
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2004, 10:44:40 pm »
lol
i added u to msn..
can u accept :P
so u can give me some advice abaut extracting:P

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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2004, 08:38:18 pm »
i figured something out, i tryed to install (extract) it with with original disk01.cbf
it still asks for disk01.cbf..
i think the mistake is in setup.bin....
i use the one whats in tkc patch :S:S:S:S